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Alfarris to chase 2019 Melbourne Cup spot

The Lindsay Park stable looks likely to be well represented in an upcoming Melbourne Cup qualifier after imported stayer Alfarris pressed his claims for the Andrew Ramsden Stakes with a hard-fought win at Caulfield. The winner of the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington on May 25earns a ballot exemption into this year’s Melbourne Cup, and […]

Melbourne Cup a possibility for Derby favourite

Connections of the appropriately named Thinkin’ Big are doing just that with the talented colt who is favoured to win the Victoria Derby. And if successful in Saturday’s $2 million Victoria Derby at Flemington, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained colt could step out in the $7.3 million Melbourne Cupthree days later. “We haven’t given […]

Melbourne Cup International contenders headed for Australia

The final group of international contenders scheduled to contest spring carnival features are bound for Melbourne. A group of eight horses, all nominated for the 2018 Melbourne Cup, departed London on Friday morning (AEDT) and are scheduled to arrive in Victoria on Saturday to begin two weeks of post-arrival quarantine at Werribee. Among the horses […]